HID Global Appoints Björn Lidefelt President and CEO

Lidefelt has extensive experience in international sales and marketing, with more than nine years in Asia Pacific markets including China and Malaysia.

AUSTIN, Texas — HID Global has named Björn Lidefelt to serve as president and CEO. He joins the company after serving as chief commercial officer (CCO) at HID parent company ASSA ABLOY, where he oversaw branding, communications, commercial development and strategy.

Lidefelt has extensive experience in international sales and marketing, having spent more than nine years in Asia Pacific markets including China and Malaysia, according to an announcement.

“Björn has had a very successful journey with our organization, and will bring a wealth of experience and perspective from various roles and markets to HID,” states Nico Delvaux, president and CEO of ASSA ABLOY.

Lidefelt succeeds Stefan Widing, who led HID Global for more than four years. In October, global engineering group Sandvik announced Widing would become its president and CEO by April of this year.

Lidefelt holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from the University of Linköping, Sweden, majoring in computer science and marketing, according to the announcement.

“I look forward to leading a dedicated and talented global workforce focused on delivering industry-leading solutions to governments, universities, hospitals, financial institutions and some of the most innovative companies on the planet to create trusted physical and digital places,” Björn says.

HID Global, based here, has more than 3,000 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries.

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